|“||You're wrong, that's not what makes a shinobi. You never did get it, a real ninja is one who endures no matter what gets thrown at him… Let me explain something to you, there is only one thing that matters if you are a shinobi, and it isn't the number of techniques you possess. All you do need, is the guts to never give up.||„|
|~ Jiraiya to Orochimaru|
The true measure of a shinobi is not how he lives but how he dies.
Jiraiya (自来也, Jiraiya) was one of Konohagakure's legendary Sannin. He was also known as the Toad Sage (蝦蟇仙人, Gama Sennin) because of his special affinity for toads. Famed as a hermit and pervert of stupendous skill, Jiraiya traveled the world in search of knowledge that would help his friends, the various novels he wrote, and, posthumously, the world in its entirety – knowledge that would be passed on to his godson and final student, Naruto Uzumaki.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 7-B | 7-B
Classification: Sannin, Sage, Ninja
Power and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Chakra Manipulation and Control, Master Hand-to-Hand Combatant, Weapon Mastery, Stealth Mastery, Breath Attack, Invisibility, Fire Manipulation, Sealing, Water Manipulation, Air Manipulation, Earth Manipulation, Energy Projection, Speed Enhancement with Shunshin, Oil Manipulation, Yin Manipulation, Yang Manipulation, Shapeshifting (Can transform into animate and inanimate objects), Statistics Amplification (Can use chakra to augment his physical capabilities), Summoning (Can summon toads of varying sizes, some of which can crush and flatten targets from above, utilize illusions, spew oil from their mouths, manipulate fire, levitate, skillfully wield weapons, cover a wide area and restrict the movements of opposing targets, among other things), Hair Manipulation (Can use his hair to bind targets, harden it into needles and fire them, and use it for defensive purposes), Duplication (Can create shadow clones that can utilize his techniques, act as decoys and distractions, among other things), Barrier Creation (Can create a barrier that allows him to detect any moving thing in its interior, which he can also expand at will), Shadow Manipulation (Can temporarily merge with his target's body, allowing him control over their mind and body), Transmutation (Can transform targets into frogs upon direct contact), Resistance to Illusion Creation, can replace himself with inanimate objects to avoid damage | All previous abilities greatly increased, Enhanced Senses, Extrasensory Perception
Attack Potency: City level+ (Could hold his own against four-tailed Naruto and survived a mortal wound from him. Itachi Uchiha stated that he wouldn't have been able to defeat Jiraiya.) | City level+ (His Sage Mode, while incomplete, far exceeds his previous capabilities. Pain stated that he would've lost to Jiraiya had he known the secret of the Rinnegan and came prepared for him.)
Speed: Massively Hypersonic+ (Comparable to other Jounin, and should at least be comparable to Base Naruto) | Massively Hypersonic+ (Kept up with Pain)
Lifting Strength: Superhuman+ | Class K
Striking Strength: City Class+ (Comparable to Orochimaru, who could harm four-tailed Naruto with a punch) | City Class+ (Stronger than before)
Durability: City level+ (Survived a mortal wound from KMC4 Naruto while holding back) | City level+ (His durability far exceeds his previous capabilities)
Stamina: Very high, fought Pain for an extended period of time while sustaining injuries
Range: Standard melee range, several meters with projectiles
Standard Equipment: Standard Ninja Tools, Scrolls
Intelligence: Very High (He knows a lot of seals, expert in infiltration missions and fighting skills).
Weaknesses: Can't maintain Sage Mode on his own for a substantial period of time.
Kuchiyose no Jutsu (Summoning Technique): The Summoning Technique is a space–time ninjutsu that allows the summoner to summon animals or people across long distances instantly. Jiraiya uses this to summon frogs, such as Gamabunta, and can also summon shadow clones from a different location.
Rasengan: A sphere of chakra energy that can create a large explosion and damage the inside of a target. Needs to close to melee range to use it.
- Ultra Big Ball Rasengan: A giant version of Rasengan.
Sennin Mode (Sage Mode or Hermit Mode): The result of using natural energy along with a ninja’s normal chakra in perfect balance to drastically empower their abilities.
Flame Bullet: This technique is executed by the user gathering oil in their mouth which is created by chakra, spitting it out, and igniting it. This technique simply shoots a flame bullet at the enemy.
- Big Flame Bullet: This technique is a senjutsu altered version of the Flame Bullet.
Sage Art: Goemon: This technique is a collaboration technique used by Jiraiya with Shima and Fukasaku.
Swamp of the Underworld: By changing the surface of an object beneath an enemy into mud and creating a swamp, the user can sink his enemy into the mud.
Shadow Manipulation Technique: After infusing chakra into the victim's shadow, the user makes their own body as flat as possible. Then, by becoming one with the shadow, this technique temporarily establishes control over the victim's mind and body. While the technique is in effect, the victim is temporarily stunned and can serve as a human shield.
Turning into a Frog Technique: By touching the forehead of a target and then, according to a mental image the user forms, the target changes into a frog.
Hiding in a Toad Technique: The frog is able to dive up to a hundred meters in fresh water, making it especially useful for infiltrating enemy camps that are surrounded by a river or a lake. The stomach of the frog also has a special barrier that obstructs chakra, protecting the user from detection-type ninjutsu.
Toad Confrontation Chant: Jiraiya used this technique with the help of Fukasaku and Shima during the fight against Pain. It is a sound-based genjutsu passed down on Mount Myoboku. Because learning it requires many long years of training, only the Two Great Sage Toads, Fukasaku and Shima, have the skills to perform it.
Key: Base | Sage Mode